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1. St. Mary's Island

St. Mary's Island
Must visit 4.0 /5

10 km
from city center
1 out of 20
places to visit in Udupi

Located just 4 miles off the coast of Karnataka in the Arabian Sea, St. Mary's Island is a geological treasure and hosts some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. It is a group of four individual islands namely Coconut Island, North Island, South Island and Daryabahadurgarh Island. One can find a shoreline made up full of crystalline rocks which were created at the time Madagascar Island got separated from India.

2. Malpe Beach

Malpe Beach
Must visit 4.1 /5

6 km
from city center
2 out of 20
places to visit in Udupi

Malpe beach, located 6 kilometres from Udupi in Karnataka is one of the best places to visit in Udupi. This scenic beach is popular amongst locals and foreigners alike. The pristine white sand, pleasant weather, and the delectable food shacks here and the plenty water sports options make Malpe Beach an ideal spot for a quick escape. The latest addition to the beach by the authorities is the free wifi facility that is available 24 x 7!

3. Krishna Temple

Krishna Temple
Must visit 4.1 /5

5 km
from city center
3 out of 20
places to visit in Udupi

Considered to be one of the most famous pilgrimage sites in South India, the Krishna Temple or the Udupi Sri Krishna Matha is one of the most auspicious temples dedicated to Lord Krishna. The idol of Krishna is adorned with jewels and a golden chariot. What makes the temple unique, is its worshipping pattern. The prayers and process of the whole worship take place only through a silver-plated window with nine holes called the Navagraha Kitiki. A temple known as Udupi Anantheshwara Temple surrounds the Shree Krishna Matha. This temple traces back to 1,000 years.

4. Kaup Beach

Kaup Beach
3.1 /5

12 km
from city center
4 out of 20
places to visit in Udupi

Located between Mangalore and the town Udupi, Kaup (Kapu) beach is another pristine and relatively untouched beach. There is a lighthouse here, constructed in 1901, which is open every day for an hour from 5:30 AM. The beach is lined There are many beautiful Airbnb's around the beach which makes for the perfect quiet getaway. The panoramic view of the sea from the top of the lighthouse is phenomenal.

5. Kodi Beach

Kodi Beach

32 km
from city center
5 out of 20
places to visit in Udupi

Surrounded by water on three sides, Kodi Beach is a perfect attraction for beach lovers. River Suvarna enters the gorgeous Arabian Sea at this beach and, therefore, it is also known as the Delta Beach. It has a small port for fisheries and is famous for toddy and freshly prepared seafood.

6. Jomlu Teertha

Jomlu Teertha

26 km
from city center
6 out of 20
places to visit in Udupi

Located in the Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary, Jomlu Teerth is a waterfall formed by the mesmerising River Sita. The fall cascades down a rocky terrain from a height of 20 feet in the middle of the dense natural reserve. The music made by the gushing water body and the birds singing their hearts away is sure to captivate one and all.

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7. Manipal

Manipal
3.1 /5

5 km
from city center
7 out of 20
places to visit in Udupi

Well known for the Manipal University, this town is home to multiple educational institutions founded by Dr T M A Pai. It is located in the Malabar coast region with the Arabian Sea at a touching distance of 8km. Apart from the Manipal University campus, this place also houses the international headquarters of Syndicate bank and a regional IT hub.

8. Pajaka

Pajaka
3.1 /5

8 km
from city center
8 out of 20
places to visit in Udupi

The birthplace of Sri Madhavacharya, a Dvaita philosopher, this village has a number of attractions that depict or mark the events and life of the philosopher. Find here a Banyan tree grown by him and the Madhava Mandir.

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9. Kudlu Falls

Kudlu Falls

42 km
from city center
9 out of 20
places to visit in Udupi

Also known as Sita Falls, Kudlu Falls is famous for its picturesque beauty. The waterfall cascades down the Western Ghats from a height of 150 feet in the midst of a dense green cover of the hilly terrain. It requires a moderate level of trekking through the green zone to reach the enchanting waterfall. The attraction is, thus, a favourite amongst trekkers and nature lovers.

10. Chandramouleshwara Temple

Chandramouleshwara Temple
3.1 /5

1 km
from city center
10 out of 20
places to visit in Udupi

Devoted to Lord Shiva, this temple must be visited by all devotees before visiting the Krishna Temple as it is also located right next to it. The history of this temple dates back to over 900 years and is older than the Krishna Mutt. It is said to be extremely peaceful inside.

11. Mookambika Temple

Mookambika Temple

60 km
from city center
11 out of 20
places to visit in Udupi

Mookambika Temple is dedicated to Aadiprakarshakti who is believed to embody the powers of three goddesses, Goddess Saraswati, Goddess Mahakali and Maha Lakshmi. The sanctum sanctorum houses a Linga represents Purusha as well as Shakti and is called the Udbhavlinga.

12. Anantheshwara Temple

Anantheshwara Temple

1 km
from city center
12 out of 20
places to visit in Udupi

Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Ananteshwar Temple is an ancient 8th-century temple believed to be the oldest in the region. The temple complex also houses Chandramouleshwara and Krishna Temples. The main shrine is made of stone and has a recently installed silver door frame. A Hindu philosopher, Madhavacharya, trained and taught his disciples in the temple complex.

13. Coin Museum

Coin Museum

1 km
from city center
13 out of 20
places to visit in Udupi

Coin Museum Corp Bank, also known as Corporation Bank Heritage Museum has an extensive collection of coins belonging to various dynasties dating back to 400 BC. One can also get extensive knowledge about the history of banking in India since 1906. The Corporation Bank's founder's house was remodelled to establish the heritage museum as a 'Financial Temple'. The museum houses about 1400 coins with a current market value of over 4 million rupees.

14. Pajaka Kshetra

Pajaka Kshetra

8 km
from city center
14 out of 20
places to visit in Udupi

Pajaka Kshetra is the birthplace of a renowned philosopher, Shree Madhavacharya. The place is believed to be highly sacred and has been mentioned in a biographical poem named Sampraday Paddhati written by Shree Hrushikesha, a disciple of Shree Madhavacharya. Several facts and monuments associated with Madhavacharya have been maintained in the kshetra that devotees and tourists can explore.

15. Sri Brahmi Durgaparameshwari Temple

Sri Brahmi Durgaparameshwari Temple

46 km
from city center
15 out of 20
places to visit in Udupi

Sri Brahmi Durga Parameshwari Temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga Parameshwari who is worshipped in the form of Linga. The Linga is also believed to be the convergence of Maha Lakshmi, Goddess Saraswati and Mahakali. The temple has an evening mangalarti, called the Salaam Mangalarti, dedicated to Tipu Sultan to commemorate his visit to the shrine.

16. Anantha Padmanabha Temple

Anantha Padmanabha Temple

2 km
from city center
16 out of 20
places to visit in Udupi

Located on the beautiful banks of River Sita, Anantha Padmanabha Temple is a 7th century temple dedicated to Lord Anantha Padmanabha. The temple is said to be built by Krishna Hebbar after a fire destroyed most of the shrine along with the temple car. The new structure now also houses an idol of Lord Ganesha and Rudralinga.

17. Sri Indrani Panchadurga Parameshwari Temple

Sri Indrani Panchadurga Parameshwari Temple

4 km
from city center
17 out of 20
places to visit in Udupi

Sri Indrani Panchadurga Parameshwari Temple is an 11th century shrine dedicated to Goddess Durga. The temple houses five (pancha) Lingas that represent the Goddess and a stone sculpture of Vanadurga. The temple is one of the Shakti Peethas and is situated in a vast temple complex.

18. Anejhari Butterfly Camp

Anejhari Butterfly Camp

56 km
from city center
18 out of 20
places to visit in Udupi

Anejari Butterfly Camp is an exciting little attraction in the midst of dense foliage of the Mookambila Wildlife Sanctuary. Nature lovers can spend an ample amount of time watching beautiful butterflies and birds in their natural habitat or go on soothing nature walks while adventure seekers can trek the enchanting trails through the reserve to reach the 10th highest peak in the state, the Kodachadri Peak.

19. Kollur

Kollur

59 km
from city center
19 out of 20
places to visit in Udupi

Situated at the foot of Western ghats, this temple city of Kollur, also known as Kolapura, is a famous pilgrimage site in Karnataka. Often believed that sage Kola’s spiritual faith has led to the enlightenment of the city with the building of the famous Mookambika temple, devoted for worshipping Shakti or Parvati Goddess.

20. Shopping in Udupi

Shopping in Udupi
3.0 /5

1 km
from city center
20 out of 20
places to visit in Udupi

Ratha Beedi is a popular market near the Krishna Market where one can shop for local spices, vessels, earthenware and handicrafts. One may also go to the City Centre Mall here. While in Udupi, get your hands on the Kanjiwaram Silk Saris and local style jewellery that the town is known for.

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Can you suggest an itinerary for Udupi?

Day 1- You can go to the main market for a stroll, especially in places like Ratha Beedi, where you can buy precious curios and souvenirs and taste the delectable local cuisines.
 Day 2- You should begin ideally with the Udupi Krishna Temple. Then, you can proceed to the famous Coin Museum, which houses an exquisite collection in the coins, from ancient to modern history.
Day 3- The final day can be reserved for a refreshing retreat at one of the beaches in Udupi, be it Kodi Beach, or the Kapu Beach. You can also visit Shri Ananteshwar Temple & Shri Kundeshwar Temple.  

How can I commute within Udupi?

Cabs and autorickshaws along with local buses can be use to get around the city. Walking is also a good way to experience the local areas.
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What are the top sightseeing places in Udupi?

The top sightseeing places in Udupi are St. Mary's Island, Krishna Temple, Malpe Beach, Kaup Beach, Mookambika Temple, Kudlu Falls.
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